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Border Patrol involved in 30-minute shootout with Phoenix homicide suspect

Border Patrol agents were involved in a shootout in western Arizona that wounded a man suspected in a Phoenix homicide early Tuesday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

Analysis

Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news sites like TucsonSentinel.com

Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, posing a direct threat to independent local journalism.... Read more»

Debunking false 'vaccines cause autism' claim

Q: Has the FDA announced that vaccines cause autism? A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no evidence that vaccination is linked to autism.... Read more»

Report: Arizona's drug, alcohol, suicide death rates to climb by 2025

A new report says death rates in Arizona from drugs, alcohol and suicides could grow by 38 percent over the next decade unless action is taken now to head off the problem.... Read more»

Advocates worry FCC changes to phone program could hit Indian Country hard

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.... Read more»

Police push back on report criticizing body-worn camera policies

Police department policies on the use of body-worn cameras, including at the Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa departments, present the possibility for abuse of the technology, according to a report by a national civil rights group.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

Judge permanently blocks Trump move to withhold funds from 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration's order forcing cities to comply with immigration officials or lose funding is “unconstitutional on its face” and blocked the White House from enforcing the policy nationwide. ... Read more»

Carr: Reflecting on JFK

I remember watching on TV a caisson rolling through the streets, carrying a coffin draped with an American flag. But it wasn't until I saw the riderless horse with boots reversed in the stirrups that it began to dawn on me that something really out of the ordinary had taken place. I knew about horses — Western heroes rode tall in the saddle, leaned forward into the danger, and never died. So why was this horse without a rider? This wasn't right. Didn't the good guys always win? ... Read more»

Sahuarita cop disciplined after losing SWAT rifle on duty

A Sahuarita motorcycle officer has been disciplined after losing a SWAT rifle while on patrol in May. The fully automatic rifle with a 10-inch barrel has not been recovered. ... Read more»

Illegal immigrant paralyzed in Arivaca shooting looks to uncertain future

An illegal immigrant who was shot outside a home near Arivaca on July 31 said he knew immediately that he was paralyzed, and that today he's trying to figure out how to provide for his family going forward.... Read more»

Facebook (still) letting housing ads exclude users by race

After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced it had built a system to spot and reject discriminatory ads. We retested and found major omissions.... Read more»

Explainer

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions. It’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help you brush up on your numerical literacy.... Read more»

Chilling new report cites greater death toll in Mexican massacre

A disturbing report by Mexican researchers provides new details about a 2011 massacre in Allende, a quiet ranching town less than an hour’s drive from the United States, and suggests that many more people were killed in the incident than estimated by Mexican authorities. ... Read more»

CBP: Dirt thrown in agent's face during arrest near Sasabe

A 22-year-old Mexican man will face charges for assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he threw dirt in the agent's face during an arrest near Highway 286, about 58 miles southwest of Tucson, on Friday morning. ... Read more»

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